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Millions of Self Prepared Tax Returns Filed Wrong

February 24th, 2011

Millions of Americans file their own tax returns and pay the wrong amount each year.  Tax software and the leading tax preparation franchises will help you fill out the forms; but they are tools, NOT a solution. Did you know that some of the leading tax preparation franchises only require their preparers to have 84 […]

Repetitive Transactions. Memorize Them.

February 21st, 2011

Filling out invoices the first time can be a pain, especially if they’re lengthy. But doing the same thing repeatedly if the identical invoice recurs regularly? No need. QuickBooks can memorize a variety of transaction types, including invoices, purchase orders, and bills. After you’ve memorized them, you can edit, reschedule, and delete them, as well […]

Small Business Expenses 101

February 14th, 2011

For small business owners, tax breaks often come in the form of tax deductions – which can offer a nice little instant cash savings – if you know how to navigate tax law and claim the deductions you deserve (not what you believe you are entitled to). Large tax deductions are a notorious red flag […]

Child and Dependent Care Credit

February 7th, 2011

If you paid someone to care for a child under age 13, or a qualifying spouse or dependent to allow you to work or look for work, you may be able to reduce your tax by claiming the Child and Dependent Care Credit on your federal income tax return.  To qualify, your spouse, children over […]

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